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Reviewed today via mobile

We went to the Temple having been recommended by a number of people that it is the main thing to see in Kandy. Whilst it is undoubtedly beautiful, there are several points that i was a little annoyed about.
1 - there is a separate sign for foreigners to buy tickets and if you are from UK/ Europe/ US etc you pay 1500 SLR - less if from Asia/ Sri Lanka
2 - My partner wore long shorts that covered his knees but was told he would have to wear longer even though he had specifically asked at the gates that morning if they were ok. He then had to rent a sarong.
3 - From arriving at the gate we were constantly pressurised in to having a guide. We managed to dodge about 4 but eventually couldn’t shake the 5th one off us.
4 - When we finished, our guide told us that he would accept a donation for his trouble and suggested 3000SLR (about £15). We gave him 2000 and he looked at it and said ‘Well as long as you’re happy with yourself!’

This is all after being told that Buddhism is a philosophy not a religion and has no rules. It seems a shame that my over riding memory is not of the beautiful place but the constant necessity to keep paying out and I’m not sure that that is what a Buddhist temple is supposed to be about?

Thank SeldonJane
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Recommend place for people who comes to Kandy from all over the world. Please take care of this amazing place.


Thank DeadPoolUK
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is worth visiting the temple of sacred tooth of Buddha several times.However,the sacred tooth itself is open to visitors every ten years. Therefore,I would advise all who are interested to see the sacred tooth,to enquire which year and month it will be again open for visitors.

Thank Curious36465615633
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we had gone there early morning around 7 and we got a chance to see the prayer ceremony and change of the doorkeeper for the Temple where the tooth is kept. there is a museum just next to the temple where we can saw all Buddhas' gifted from different countries to Sri Lanka.

Thank Monishaak
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went early in the morning at 6.30 am. Not too much crowd for a Sunday and it was very peaceful. Sleeveless and dresses above the knees not permitted. I saw almost everyone dressed largely in white clothing, so I presume that's the norm. There's a lovely aura of peace and quiet which was quite uplifting.

Thank mizgoswami
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cultural highlight of Kandy. This is a sacred Buddhist temple that is most definitely worth seeing. I learnt a great deal about both Sri Lanka and Buddhism from our visit.

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a temple where the Buddhists believe, the tooth of Buddha is stored in the sanctum-sanctorum. Sometimes, it has long line up and may have to wait. We did not wait long. Worth seeing once

Thank gkv2014
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited during the ceremony at the Buddhist new year so the place was heaving and it was raining. You will need to remove your shoes at a hut outside the main entrance. Our guide gave a full explanation of the proceedings and showed us the best vantage points to see the key elements of the ceremony. The 'tooth room' is almost completely gold - amazing. Other parts of the building are also interesting, particularly the paintings that show the story of the 'Tooth' ending up in Kandy. It is certainly a venue not to be missed if you are in Kandy and not surprising it is on the itinerary of so many Sri Lankan tours.

Thank Waallly
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on a day when there was a huge crowd and Sri Rajapakse was also visiting to offer prayers! For Indian visitors, an entry fee of Srilankan rupees 1000 is payable which I feel is very high. In order to encourage more Indian visitors, recommend reduction in the entry fee!
Srilankans , like Indians, are very religious and visit temples like this with a lot of seriousness and sincerity.
It is a very big complex and one will need at least an hour's time to have a good look.
Visit to Srilanka is not considered complete without a visit to this temple.
Don't miss all the paintings showing where all the Tooth travelled before reaching Kandy.

Thank Relgemini
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very famous temple in Kandy. It's a long walk through a garden from the entrance to the temple. One needs to remove shoes & keep at the shoe rack to enter the temple. The day we visited, it was overcrowded & we could barely see anything or worship as were getting pushed out by the crowd. We did not feel contented from within.
One thing that put me off was the person manning the shoe rack who asked us to give a 'compulsory' donation. When we gave, it wasn't put in the donation box but kept on the shelf - which means it would go in their pockets!

Thank Kaiz_sm
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